B i o g r a p h y
Julia began her study of music as a child with the study of piano. She also played and performed clarinet and xylophone in the school band, marching band and played and performed duet piano works and organ. Ms. Green was initiated by her native Swiss family into dance and yodel music, which then interested her in ethnic music, (Gamelon Orchestra, Accordion) in conjunction with her classical music studies, zoology and music at Western Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, Buffalo State College, and then onto University of New Mexico to begin her graduate studies. Upon moving to Manhattan, Ms. Green studied with well-known voice coach, Tom LaMonaco. She also studied voice with Nancy Ribakov and piano with Sy Ribakov, both from the Juilliard School of Music. Julia studied piano with Monique le Duc from the Paris Conservatoire, Mary Gunning from the New Mexico Symphony. In conjunction, Julia studied voice with Ms. Jean Kraft from the Metropolitan Opera and Chicago Lyric Opera, and Regina Rickless from the European stage. Notably, Ms. Green was chosen to perform a piano concert for the Spanish Ambassador to the US in Albuquerque, NM. (1999). She performed a solo voice program in Natal, Brazil which included, Lieder, Italian arias and American songs. Julia received the honor of teaching a master class to the opera students at Federal American University, Natal, Brazil. She has performed several opera roles and produced and performed for artist’s series in the US. Ms. Green has served at the University of New Mexico as a faculty pianist – (2001-05) in the Ballet Department at UNM. In conjunction with performing, teaching and continuing her education, Julia prepared the children’ Chorus for Opera Southwest, i.e. 'Amahl and the Night Visitors', 'La Traviata" and contemporary operas. She was the director of the Edgewood Opera Group, which introduced the community to the opera stage. Many of Julia’s students were in the SWO opera productions and are presently at major universities throughout the US. Julia also was the vocal coach and pianist for Pikes Peak Community College production of "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?' Most recently Ms. Green created, produced, coached and performed WOB, Way Off Broadway which featured actors, singers, musicians and a chorus performing broadway characters. She is currently writing a new off broadway musical in Durango, CO. Ms. Green, has accompanied and prepared many students for many levels of recitals and competitions, auditions, university programs , opera, and Broadway productions while also producing and performing herself. Ms. Green continues to perform, and record Lieder and Chanson in Durango CO and hosts shin digs regularly at her home with her brilliant scientist husband, Joda.